Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/19/19
FREDERICA, Del. – Team Pennsylvania 2022 said all it took was simple: trust.
That trust helped Pennsylvania avenge an 11-5 Pool Play loss to Colorado by defeating the top seed, 5-4, Thursday for the Girls’ 2022 championship at the National Lacrosse Classic at the Delaware Turf Sports Complex.
“We knew they were going to come out thinking it was an easy win so we used that to surprise them off the bat and come out swinging,” said Pennsylvania All-Star goalie Lucy Pearson (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy). ” We also knew that their goalie was really good so we placed our shots much better.
“That thing that really made a difference though was the teamwork, because in the first game we had never played before. But over the tournament we began to trust each other, move the ball faster down the field, and work together more to pull out the win.”
Team Pennsylvania also had a big 11-4 semifinal win over Pool A champ Carolina to reach the final. Emma Raines (Twin Valley) scored the game-winner against Colorado on an 8-meter in the final minutes.
“It was amazing for this team because most of us were playing together for the first time and to see our improvement over the whole tournament was really special,” Pearson said. “It was even more exciting because it was against a team that had beaten us badly the first time so to come out and show them how much we improved was great!”
Cece Reilly (Springside CHA, ATT) said her team became mpore aggressive as the tourney reached the playoffs.
“We won more draws, we played fantastic team defense and we outhustled them,” she said. “Everyone played as a team because we wanted it more and we knew we could beat them the second time around.
“We came together as a team and started to trust each other on the field. We all rooted for each other and enjoyed every moment on and off the field.”
“It was a great opportunity to meet such amazing athletes from around the country,” added Katie Bean (Pottsgrove, ATT). “I’m so lucky to have gotten to play with the team that I did. Each game our team grew together and it was teamwork that allowed us to win the ‘chip.”
1 M Madison Battersby West Chester 2022
2 A Katie Bean Pottstown 2022
3 D Amanda Cooney Elkins Park 2022
4 D Emaly Garrett Willow Street 2022
5 D Julia Givens Elverson 2022
6 D Brooke Gyllenhaal Meadowbrook 2022
23 G Camille Hubbs Gwynedd 2022
7 M Anna Kaplan Elverson 022
8 A Brynn Klueber West Chester 2022
9 A Mackenzie Malloy West Chester 2022
10 D Paris Masaracchia Enola 2022
20 G Lucy Pearson Philadelphia 2022
11 A Emma Raines Elverson 2022
12 A Cece Reilly Fort Washington 2022
13 M Jade Shearer Birdsboro 2022
14 A Emma Sowers Royersford 2022
15 M Sophie Stanislawczyk Mohnton 2022
19 M/A Delaney Turner West Chester 2022
16 A Sydney Witwer Lancaster 2022
17 A Shannon Wood Glen Mills 2022
18 M Madelyn Greco Glenmoore 2022